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NewPhilaFan 12th Warrior


New Philadphia, Ohio (via New Philadelphia, Ohio)

MEMBER SINCE   January 15, 2015

I am a graduate of CWRU in 1972 but a Buckeye fan since 195?. I daily drive past Woody Hayes Quaker Stadium where Woody made his head coaching debut, where Dave Leggett played quarterback before leading the Buckeyes to the 1954 National Championship, and also where Cie Grant terrorized quarterbacks long before that memorable day in January 2003.

Favorites

  • SPORTS MOMENT: Rose Bowl on January 1, 1969.
  • COLLEGE FOOTBALL PLAYER: Paul Warfield
  • COLLEGE BASKETBALL PLAYER: Jim Jackson for the Buckeyes but overall, Nick Weatherspoon from Canton McKinley.
  • NFL TEAM: Cleveland Browns
  • NHL TEAM: Buffalo Sabres
  • NBA TEAM: Cleveland Cavaliers
  • MLB TEAM: Cleveland Indians
  • SOCCER TEAM: Rochester Raging Rhinos

Recent Activity

Comment 28 Mar 2019

Suggested thread title change:  Happy Opening Day Thread

Comment 28 Mar 2019

Is this finally the year for the Indians?  Only made the World Series four times in my lifetime.  I am probably the jinx as their last championship was 12 months before I was born.

Comment 26 Mar 2019

This shouldn't affect the length of a game, other than last two minutes, since a coach is still limited to the number of reviews he can request.  

Comment 24 Mar 2019

I agree about Havlicek.  He was the captain of those great Buckeye teams.  He led preseason conditioning training by running up and down the steps at The Shoe.  On the court, he was the Energizer Bunny, never stopped moving.

Comment 24 Mar 2019

Yes, McHale did also.  They had some height inside with he and Parrish starting together at some point with a 6'8 Bird on the wing.

Comment 24 Mar 2019

Early in his career, he was the 6th man.  As the stars from the beginning of their championship run retired, he eventually became a starter and go to scorer.  And he played lock down defense and would get the other teams best player, not counting centers.

Comment 19 Mar 2019

Unfortunately the next two years happened and I saw those games also.  In those days, only the league champion went to the tourney and the region was dictated by the league the team was in.  The Big Ten was always in the Mideast and the MVC was always in the Midwest.  Cincinnati was in the MVC in those days with Creighton, Bradley, and some other really good basketball schools.

Thus, two teams 100 miles apart could not meet until the championship game.

UC had a phenomenal run in the tourney in that time period.  Five straight years in the Final Four.

58-59 Finished 3rd behind Oscar Robertson, first player to lead the nation in scoring 3 straight years

59-60 Finished 3rd again with Oscar

60-61 Upset the Buckeyes in OT

61-62 Easily beat the Buckeyes in a rematch

62-63 Lost in OT to Loyola Chicago, last year's darlings, who came back from a 15 point deficit

The only other time that UC went to the Final Four, they were on track to play the Buckeyes in the semifinals, however Jim Jackson missed the shot in 1992 at the end of regulation and that team up north upset them in OT.  Of course, the only thing non Buckeyes remember about that season is Laettner's questionable shot to beat UK in the regional final.

Comment 19 Mar 2019

My favorite Buckeye moment was also the first sports event that I distinctly remember watching.  It was on a grainy black and white, color not yet invented, with lots of snow.  However the sound came through just fine and the whole family watched the Buckeyes whip California to win their first and only championship back in 1960.

Comment 17 Mar 2019

We like FIG (Food Is Good) even better than Husk.  We also did Fleet Landing.  All three were excellent and reasonable prices for the quality.

If you like architecture, it is a great place for walking.  There are a couple of historic houses to visit that provide some history regarding Charleston's role in the Revolutionary and Civil Wars.

Comment 16 Mar 2019

We dined at Husk in January on the recommendation of 11W folks and it was wonderful.

Comment 16 Mar 2019

As a bit of trivia, fellow Seattle rocker, the late Chris Cornell, inducted them into the Rock and Roll HOF.